Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Check your old spots

I am starting to figure a few things out about this season. Thanks in part to tips from other hunters. You know, many hunters are very stingy with information, but I know a few who openly share info on terrain and areas that are hitting and I do the same. We rarely hunt the same areas at the same time, but use the info to tune into potential hot spots in the area we are working.

Anyway, after looking at my own spots and checking tips from others, I am going to say that the rules of 2005 seem to be applying. Meaning I am finding morels in places and around types of trees that were last productive three years ago. So if you have an old spot that hasn't been productive in years, get out and check it. You may be surprised at what you find.

That's what I did today. I checked a spot that had been hot in 2005. I did so based on a tip to the habitat from another hunter. I entered the spot and didn't walk but twenty feet and there they were. I found 77 in about an hour and a half. They are getting big and weighed in at two and a half pounds. So check those old spots soon.

Here are a few photos from today's hunt. The light was perfect and I was able to capture to great images.

Many people find morels in moss, however, where I hunt there is little moss. This is the only one this season I have found growing out of moss.

A weathered pair I found growing on a western facing slope.

These beauties were all found around a blown down cottonwood. can you see the third one poking up in the background?

These were also found around the same cottonwood. I found a total of twelve around it that by themselves weighed 3/4 of a pound. It was a great day.

1 comment:

CamoShroomer said...

I agree, the last few days have been good in the "old" spots and new are still arriving daily, everywhere! 112 last night and had to leave while still picking.